The '''Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania''' (founded in 1850), later renamed as '''The Medical College of Pennsylvania''' (MCP) after opening its doors to men in 1970, was the second medical institution in the world established to train women in medicine and offer them the M.D. degree. (New England Female Medical College
had been established 2 years earlier.)
Originally called '''The Female Medical College of Pennsylvania,''' the college changed its name to Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1867. The associated Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia
was founded in 1861.
The college built a new campus in East Falls in the 1920s, which combined teaching and the clinical care of a hospital in one overall facility. It was the first purpose-built hospital in the nation. In 1993, the college and hospital merged with Hahnemann Medical School
. In 2003, the two colleges were absorbed by the Drexel University College of Medicine